Tempe Police Explorers are sponsored by the Learning for Life division of the Boy Scouts of America. This program is designed for young men and women ages 14 through 20 interested in law enforcement as a potential career. Explorers are mentored by a group of dedicated sworn and civilian police employees, who emphasize self-confidence, strong work ethic, accountability, and integrity. The Explorer Program provides trainings in a variety of law enforcement topics, opportunities to participate in local and national explorer competitions and trainings, and involvement with department and community service projects. We are always looking for individuals who are wanting to better themselves and their community.
competitions and training
Tempe Police Explorers train hard in the areas of leadership, team building, and law enforcement related topics. The payoff is seeing all the hard work applied during local and national explorer competitions. The Tempe Police Explorers participate in multiple competitions each year, including the Chandler Explorers Tactical Competition and Scottsdale Police Explorer Competition.
Tempe Police Explorers also receive opportunities to participate in unique and specialized trainings. For example, the Tempe Police Mounted Unit hosts "Horsemanship 101," where select explorers get to learn to properly care for and ride our police horses.
Giving back and helping our community is one of the most important experiences for our Explorers. Therefore, Explorers participate and volunteer at a variety of fun and gratifying events throughout the year.
For example, Our Explorers assist yearly at P.O.S.A.'s Shop with a Cop event. We are fortunate and proud to provide a multitude of services to ensure over a hundred less-privledged children have a happy holiday season; a truly humbling and wonderful experience for everyone.